Lucille Davis Ran Princeton Sports

November 22, 1990

Lucille Davis, who had operated a sporting goods business before her retirement about three years ago, died Nov. 11 at the Jewish Convalescent and Nursing Home on Scotts Level Road in the Pikesville area after a long illness.

Mrs. Davis was 87. She had lived on Damascus Court.

She helped start Princeton Sports, then known as the Princeton Cycle Co., with her husband, Samuel Davis, after they came to Baltimore from Princeton, N.J., in 1937.

She and her son operated the business after Mr. Davis died in 1963. The company at first rented bicycles at city parks. It opened a sporting goods store on Park Heights Avenue in 1952, moving to Falls Road in Baltimore County in 1970. It added a Columbia store in 1980.

The former Lucille Wernick was a native of Scranton, Pa.

In addition to her son, Bernard Davis of Pikesville, she is survived by a daughter, Vivian Mishner of Baltimore; a sister, Bertha Gurie of Miami; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Davis were held Nov. 13 at the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Davis Research Fund at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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